Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Photos!

First documented smile - on Christmas Day! Levi was happy. We were happy too as his gift to us was sleeping midnight - 5 am and then 6am to 8:30am! We were refreshed and ready for the big day! He is almost 8 weeks old and now waking up for only one feeding during the night! He's a FANTASTIC baby - easy and gentle (takes after Francis). We love changing his clothes. He loves laying in his bed and watching his mobiles. He moves his arms and legs and we say he's out riding his bicycle! Our family of three

Another Levi gift!
Notice his skin color compared to mine.

The Christmas haul - thank you for the boxes from America!

Our two sons!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Preparations!

We are getting ready for Christmas around here. Just a few pix of Levi from some friends.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bigger and Bigger!

We went to the children's hospital yesterday.
"Where can I weigh my baby?"
"Go to the 3rd floor." Only stairs in this hospital, so up we go.
"Where can I weigh my baby?" I ask the doctor in room 3.
"There's the machine. Go ahead."

DIY measure your kid! So, after removing most articles of clothing ("WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" The Chinese nurse yelled!), I weighed and measured Levi and walked right out of the hospital. All free service!

At birth, Levi weighed 3.5 kg or 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Yesterday at 35 days he weighed 4.85 kg or 9 lbs. 8 oz.

At birth, Levi was 52 cm long or 20.5 inches.
Yesterday at 35 days he was 55 cm long or 21.7 inches.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Just Pix 3 and Video

Me and Mom ready to hit the town. Me and Mom reading "Goodnight, Gorilla." I like the black pages!
Me in my finery - hand knit-for-Levi by Gayle in Laurel, MS. Thanks!

Ooooo... So excited to go out and pass out red eggs - I'm 30 days old!

Party in my crib!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Man Yue (Full Month)

In China, a woman who has given birth must stay at home for one month. She cannot wear glasses, watch television, read anything, wash her hair or do anything else that might strain the brain or body. A delicate creature is she after delivering a child. And, a newborn is not supposed to go out of the house for the first 30 days.

But, on the 30th day, the mother and child dress up in red, put on their silver bracelet and anklet and take a walk around their area, passing out red dyed eggs to any friends or family they meet. If they received a gift from that person, they receive two eggs.

So, we did the Man Yue ritual and headed out in our red outfit, passing out 18 eggs along our way.